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    • Crossing the science-culture divide: Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

      Pheasant-Kelly, Frances; Abrams, Nathan; Miller, Elizabeth (Liverpool University Press, 2024-12-31)
    • Introduction

      Pawlett, William (Routledge, 2024-08-01)
    • Dreams of the Earth

      Penzin, Alexey (Chto Delat / What is to be done? collective, 2022-03-14)
    • Collective action against graded inequality: Lessons from Ambedkar and Sartre

      Dhanda, Meena (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2023-01-12)
      This essay juxtaposes the South Asian system of social hierarchies, conceptualized by Babasaheb Ambedkar as “graded inequality” with “serial relations” as conceptualized by Jean-Paul Sartre. Collective action against casteism faces internal problems. The complex psychological dynamics preserved over millennia through caste systems prevent solidarities across castes. The notion of “seriality” helps us to understand the material limitations placed by scripted functional roles on collective action. Internal divisions arising from prioritizing a caste or class perspective can be resolved with a better understanding of how “exigencies of sociality” create an ambiguous unity. A key lesson from Sartre is that it is only through praxis that consciousness remains open to the attractions of solidarity. Cultural otherness disconnected from the materiality of class (or gender) is a distortion. Conceiving of classes as historically determined while ignoring caste-being makes any analysis of revolutionary action incomplete. Reading Ambedkar and Sartre together opens the way for a genuinely historical materialist account of collective action against graded inequality.
    • Sexual violence, gender and race in The Keeping Room: revisioning the revenge western

      Pheasant-Kelly, Frances; Matheson, Sue (Edinburgh University Press, 2024-12-01)
    • Sorcery in the suburbs: Bewitched, resistance and gender transgression

      Pheasant-Kelly, Frances; Brode, Doug; Deyneka, Leah (Bloomsbury Academic, 2024-11-28)
    • Measuring the impact of scientific publications and publication extenders: examples of novel approaches

      Pal, Avishek; Portegies, Wesley; Schwinn, Jennifer; Taylor, Michael; Rees, Thomas J.; Thomas, Sarah; Brown, Kim; Morrell, Gareth; Nicholson, Josh; Falcone, Brian; et al. (Taylor & Francis, 2024-02-29)
      Different stakeholders, such as authors, research institutions, and healthcare professionals (HCPs) may determine the impact of peer-reviewed publications in different ways. Commonly-used measures of research impact, such as the Journal Impact Factor or the H-index, are not designed to evaluate the impact of individual articles. They are heavily dependent on citations, and therefore only measure impact of the overall journal or researcher respectively, taking months or years to accrue. The past decade has seen the development of article-level metrics (ALMs), that measure the online attention received by an individual publication in contexts including social media platforms, news media, citation activity, and policy and patent citations. These new tools can complement traditional bibliometric data and provide a more holistic evaluation of the impact of a publication. This commentary discusses the need for ALMs, and summarizes several examples – PlumX Metrics, Altmetric, the Better Article Metrics score, the EMPIRE Index, and scite. We also discuss how metrics may be used to evaluate the value of “publication extenders” – educational microcontent such as animations, videos and plain-language summaries that are often hosted on HCP education platforms. Publication extenders adapt a publication’s key data to audience needs and thereby extend a publication’s reach. These new approaches have the potential to address the limitations of traditional metrics, but the diversity of new metrics requires that users have a keen understanding of which forms of impact are relevant to a specific publication and select and monitor ALMs accordingly.
    • Dying 2 Talk: Generating a more compassion community for young people

      Booth, Jane; Croucher, Karina; Walters, Elizabeth; Sutton-Butler, Aoife; Booth-Boniface, Emmelia; Coe, Mia (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2023-11-27)
      People in the Global North often have a problem talking about — and processing — the inevitability of death. This can be because death and care of the dying has been professionalised, with encounters of death within our families and communities no longer being ‘normal and routine’ (Kellehear 2005). Young people are particularly excluded from these conversations, with implications for future mental health and wellbeing (Ainsley-Green 2017). Working in Wolverhampton and Bradford, the Dying 2 Talk (D2T) project aimed to build young people’s future resilience around this challenging topic. We recruited over 20 young people as project ambassadors to co-produce resources that would encourage talk about death, dying and bereavement. The resources were used as the basis of ‘Festivals of the Dead’ which were taken to schools to engage wider audiences of young people (aged 11 +). The project aimed to use alternative ‘ways in’ to open discussion, beginning with archaeology, and ultimately using gaming, dance, creative writing and other creative outputs to facilitate discussion, encourage compassionate relationships and build resilience. The resources succeeded in engaging young people from ages 11–19 years, facilitating a comfortable and supportive environment for these vital conversations. Project evaluations and observations revealed that the Festivals, and the activities co-created by the young ambassadors helped to facilitate spontaneous conversations about death, dying and bereavement amongst young people by providing a comfortable and supportive environment. The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/V008609/1), building on a pilot project funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund at the University of Bradford.
    • Sense Less

      Altintzoglou, Evripidis; Altintzoglou, Themistoklis (Unpublished, 2023-05-15)
    • Triggers, content, and enforcement: directors’ duties to creditors – where are we after Sequana?

      Walton, Peter (University of Wolverhampton, 2024-04-01)
      Despite their codification by the Companies Act 2006, there remain several unresolved issues in relation to directors’ duties, in particular, how those duties operate when a company becomes insolvent or where its insolvency is imminent. In 2022, the Supreme Court in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA provided much needed clarity in this area but some questions remain unanswered. This article looks at the Supreme Court’s decision in order to assess when the directors’ duty owed to their company shifts from a duty to act in the best interests of the company’s members to one where the interests of the company’s creditors are paramount or at minimum must be considered alongside the interests of the members. The nature of this ‘creditors’ duty’ will be considered, along with what triggers it and who, if anyone, can enforce it. Although limited to the duty under section172 of the Companies Act 2006, the Sequana case appears to open up the creditors’ duty to all of the directors’ codified duties. The Sequana decision also points out the similarities between the creditors’ duty and the insolvency office-holder actions available under sections 214 and 239 of the Insolvency Act 1986. It is argued here that it may be time to consider opening up the opportunity for creditors to bring a derivative action on behalf of the company for breach of the creditors’ duty.
    • Misogyny in music: actors, business and law

      Bain, Vick; Potočnik, Metka; Arditi, David M.; Nolan, Ryan C. (Palgrave, 2024-12-31)
    • The Bayeux Tapestry: new yarns

      Black, Daisy (Brepols, 2024-12-31)
    • Companies, damned companies and statistics – corporate insolvency through the years: have we got it right with the existing regimes?

      Keay, Andrew; Walton, Peter (Lloyds List Intelligence, 2024-12-31)
      When companies experience insolvency, they may well enter a formal insolvency regime provided for under statute. This paper examines the statistics that have been gathered in relation to company insolvencies in England and Wales and it focuses on the number of all of the formal corporate insolvency regimes that have been available for insolvent companies since records were first kept in 1960. A way to assess whether a policy approach has been successful is to consider changes in the use of formal regimes over time. The aim of the paper is to analyse the statistics, and then to ascertain what can be learned from the statistics as far as the employment of the regimes is concerned.
    • ‘Implacable enemies’? The Labour Party and the intelligence community in 1920s Britain

      Kassimeris, George; Price, Oliver (Taylor & Francis, 2024-01-12)
      The 1920s marked the first decade in which the Labour Party and the British intelligence community had to work closely together. Their relations during this period, which were often strained, have come to be defined by the Zinoviev letter affair. Allegations that intelligence officials leaked the Zinoviev letter to bring down the Labour government in 1924 have persisted for the last century. Using documents that have been largely unexplored, this article argues that the Zinoviev affair was not an isolated incident. It uses two specific case studies to show that a small number of intelligence officials also leaked sensitive information, in the years before and after 1924, in an attempt to undermine and discredit prominent Labour Party figures. By analysing events in the years before and after the Zinoviev affair, the article illustrates how relations between the British state and the Labour Party fluctuated providing a fresh understanding of Labour Party-intelligence relations during the interwar years.
    • Deaf translators/interpreters’ renderings processes - the translation of oral languages

      Stone, Christopher (St. Jerome Publishing, 2007-01-29)
      The rendering of English to BSL within television settings provides us an opportunity to identify ways in which written languages are translated into oral languages (Ong 1982, Furniss 2004), using Kade’s definition (cited in Pöchhacker, 2004) as a starting point. The distribution of blinks is compared in Deaf and hearing Translator/Interpreters to illuminate the role of preparation and rehearsal. Think-aloud-protocols are used to explore whether differences between the two groups point to a contrast between translation and interpretation processes.
    • Emerging themes in the Identifying Successful STARTS Methodologies project and exhibition

      Doyle, Denise; Glover, Richard; Khechara, Martin; Groes, Sebastian (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2023-07-31)
      In 2019 a team of multi-disciplinary researchers undertook a research project entitled Identifying Successful STARTS Methodologies (ISSM) (2019-2021) in order to analyze the innovative and collaborative strategies utilized by the global Science, Technology and Arts (STARTS) Prize Winners and nominees. The aim was to identify and articulate successful STARTS Methodologies through a series of interviews and in-depth case studies of the recognized projects. The project culminated in a series of case studies and an exhibition at the Made in Wolves Gallery at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and further presented at the UK Garden of Earthly Delights at Ars Electronica in 2020. The project identified three emerging themes: the significance of building a new language of art and science through a third space, the process of anti-disciplinarity as an emergent form of practice, and the importance of different ways of knowing through art and science. A number of the case studies and themes are presented here alongside images from the exhibition.